Tarot Meanings - Index


 

Learning The Tarot

For anyone interested in learning to use Tarot cards the hardest part initially is interpreting them. Even using a single card or a very simple spread such as the Three Card can be challenging. Most websites giving Tarot meanings or definitions tend to have just a few lines and quite frankly that's not very helpful; particularly to a beginner. Sometimes the given definition simply makes no sense whatsoever in the context of the question you are asking!

It's all very well saying the Ace of Cups means this, that, or the other, but how do you use that definition for a love reading? Or a work reading? Our definitions are split into introduction, general, work, love, finances, health and spirituality, which we hope you will find a lot more useful and a lot more meaningful in your quest to understand all the Tarot meanings.

Please note though, that these meanings are meant as a guideline. Tarot meanings are not set in stone; not even ours! They are meant to make you think and guide you in the right direction. For most cards you will probably (hopefully!) feel that our meanings are right, but if a particular card calls to you in a different way then don't be afraid to go with your intuition. Time will tell if you're right or not.

Different decks sometimes call some suits and cards differently. We have used the notation for the decks that we use. Just in case there's any confusion some alternative variants are:

  • Cups: Hearts.
  • Pentacles: Coins.
  • Wands: Batons, sticks.
 
 
   
0: The Fool
1: The Magician
2: The High Priestess
3: The Empress
4: The Emperor
5: The Hierophant
6: The Lovers
7: The Chariot
8: Strength
9: The Hermit
10: The Wheel of Fortune
11: Justice
12: The Hanged Man
13: Death
14: Temperance
15: The Devil
16: The Tower
17: The Star
18: The Moon
19: The Sun
20: Judgment
21: The World

0: The Fool Reversed
1: The Magician Reversed
2: The High Priestess Reversed
3: The Empress Reversed
4: The Emperor Reversed
5: The Hierophant Reversed
6: The Lovers Reversed
7: The Chariot Reversed
8: Strength Reversed
9: The Hermit Reversed
10: The Wheel of Fortune Reversed
11: Justice Reversed
12: The Hanged Man Reversed
13: Death Reversed
14: Temperance Reversed
15: The Devil Reversed
16: The Tower Reversed
17: The Star Reversed
18: The Moon Reversed
19: The Sun Reversed
20: Judgment Reversed
21: The World Reversed
 
 
Ace of Cups
2 of Cups
3 of Cups
4 of Cups
5 of Cups
6 of Cups
7 of Cups
8 of Cups
9 of Cups
10 of Cups
Page of Cups
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups
Ace of Cups Reversed
2 of Cups Reversed
3 of Cups Reversed
4 of Cups Reversed
5 of Cups Reversed
6 of Cups Reversed
7 of Cups Reversed
8 of Cups Reversed
9 of Cups Reversed
10 of Cups Reversed
Page of Cups Reversed
Knight of Cups Reversed
Queen of Cups Reversed
King of Cups Reversed

 

Ace of Pentacles
2 of Pentacles
3 of Pentacles
4 of Pentacles
5 of Pentacles
6 of Pentacles
7 of Pentacles
8 of Pentacles
9 of Pentacles
10 of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
King of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles Reversed
2 of Pentacles Reversed
3 of Pentacles Reversed
4 of Pentacles Reversed
5 of Pentacles Reversed
6 of Pentacles Reversed
7 of Pentacles Reversed
8 of Pentacles Reversed
9 of Pentacles Reversed
10 of Pentacles Reversed
Page of Pentacles Reversed
Knight of Pentacles Reversed
Queen of Pentacles Reversed
King of Pentacles Reversed
 
 
Ace of Swords
2 of Swords
3 of Swords
4 of Swords
5 of Swords
6 of Swords
7 of Swords
8 of Swords
9 of Swords
10 of Swords
Page of Swords
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords
King of Swords
Ace of Swords Reversed
2 of Swords Reversed
3 of Swords Reversed
4 of Swords Reversed
5 of Swords Reversed
6 of Swords Reversed
7 of Swords Reversed
8 of Swords Reversed
9 of Swords Reversed
10 of Swords Reversed
Page of Swords Reversed
Knight of Swords Reversed
Queen of Swords Reversed
King of Swords Reversed

 

Ace of Wands
2 of Wands
3 of Wands
4 of Wands
5 of Wands
6 of Wands
7 of Wands
8 of Wands
9 of Wands
10 of Wands
Page of Wands
Knight of Wands
Queen of Wands
King of Wands
Ace of Wands Reversed
2 of Wands Reversed
3 of Wands Reversed
4 of Wands Reversed
5 of Wands Reversed
6 of Wands Reversed
7 of Wands Reversed
8 of Wands Reversed
9 of Wands Reversed
10 of Wands Reversed
Page of Wands Reversed
Knight of Wands Reversed
Queen of Wands Reversed
King of Wands Reversed